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    Why You Should Never Stop Playing 'Make-Believe'

    I would never discourage any aspiring actors from seeking some type of formal training (especially if they plan on acting in plays). But technique is the parachute you employ when you’re not working instinctively.

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    19 Lessons For Self-Reflection on a Snow Day

    Sometimes it’s nice to have a quiet moment to reflect on things that have inspired me.

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    Why You Need To Get Out Of Your Acting Comfort Zone

    Actors who are comfortable are backing away from what affects their audience. And you can’t explore your vulnerability when you are backing into your comfort zone.

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    Stop Caring What Other People Think Of You

    You’ve got to stop caring how you think other people think of you. The truth is – they’re not thinking of you – because they’re thinking of themselves. Like all of us.

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    The Color You Should Wear for On-Camera Auditions

    When you audition on camera the first thing that anyone sees is the color you're wearing. Wear something depressing, annoying, or threatening, and no matter how brilliant your performance, they are going to be affected by the color first and the performance second.

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    Introduction to Meditation for Actors (Part 4)

    So far in this series, we have discussed the relevance of meditation to the audition process and introduced some basic techniques to quiet and focus the mind and relax the body before and during your preparation. In this final installment we’ll address the waiting room.

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    10 Things To Do With Your Old Headshots

    New headshots! Hooray! Is anything better than getting new pictures that perfectly reflect who you are as a performer? But you have a crapload of old headshots leftover that cost you a small fortune and you can’t bring yourself to throw them away!

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    9 Ways To Be an Acting Warrior

    When anyone urges you to give up your dream – even if they have all the good intentions in the world – recognize it for what it is: an attempt to manipulate, intimidate, and frighten you out of your goals. That is the kiss of death. You have to follow your dream ...

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    Stop Waiting and Live Your Life Now

    Stop waiting for things to get better or easier or less busy. Stop saying that you need to wait to be better prepared or more secure or more certain of yourself.

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    5 Places To Find a Great Monologue

    Last week I shared with you how to improve your child’s chances of making a great impression when choosing a monologue. Are you curious where to find some good material for that next big audition?